Pierce Greenberg, PhD
Pierce Greenberg, PhD

Pierce Greenberg, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Spatial Inequality
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Survey Research Methods
  • Rural Sociology

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Cultural and Social Studies

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Sports and Society
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Opting Out: Individualism and Vaccine Refusal in Pockets of Socioeconomic Homogeneity., American Sociological Review, 85:6, 957-991, 2020
  • Risk perceptions and the maintenance of environmental injustice in Appalachia., Environmental Sociology, 6:1, 54-67, 2019
  • Energy consumption boomtowns in the United States: Community responses to a cryptocurrency boom., Energy Research and Social Science, 50:(April 2019), 162-167, 2019

  • Coal Waste, Socioeconomic Change, and Environmental Inequality in Appalachia:
    Implications for a Just Transition in Coal Country, Society & Natural Resources, 31(9), 995-1011, 2018
  • The US Environmental Movement of the 1960s and 1970s: Building Frameworks of Sustainability, Routledge, Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability, 137-150, 2018
  • In the Shadow of Production: Coal Waste Accumulation and Environmental Inequality Formation in Eastern Kentucky, Social Science Research, 71(March 2018), 37-55, 2018
  • Disproportionality and Resource-Based Environmental Inequality: An Analysis of Neighborhood Proximity to Coal Impoundments in Appalachia, Rural Sociology, 82(1), 149-178, 2017
  • Spatial Inequality and Uneven Rural Development: The Local Stratification of Poverty in Appalachia, Journal of Appalachian Studies, 22(2), 187-209, 2016
  • Strengthening Sociological Research Through Public Records Requests, Social Currents, 3(2), 110-117, 2016

Editing and Reviews

  • Book Review: The War on Leakers: National Security and American Democracy from Eugene V. Debs to Edward Snowden by Lloyd Gardner, Surveillance and Society, 15(2), 347-348, 2017

Presentations

  • Absentee Landowner Attitudes in Japan: Analyzing Traditional Values About Agricultural Land. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. New York. August 9-13, 2019. (Co-authored with Yohei Katano and Jon Agnone.), 2019
  • Examining the Acceptance of New Resource-based Rural Development across Three Industries. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Richmond, Va. August 7-10, 2019. (Co-authored with Dylan Bugden.), 2019
  • The Policy Implications of Rural Poverty Research: Perspectives from the 2019 AECF/RUPRI Rural Poverty Fellowship. Panelist. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Richmond, Va. August 7-10. (Moderated by Emily Wornell.), 2019
  • The Lasting Impact of Redlining on Racial Segregation in Omaha. Nebraska GIS/LIS Symposium. La Vista, NE. April 24-26, 2019., 2019
  • Risk Perceptions of Coal Impoundments in West Virginia: Industry Trust and Risk Habituation in Appalachia. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Penn. , 2018
  • Community and Regulatory Response to Cryptocurrency Mining in Washington State. Energy Impacts Summit. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. May 4, 2018.
     , 2018
  • The Local Stratification of Poverty in Appalachia. Rural Poverty Research Institute: Rural Poverty: Fifty Years After The People Left Behind. Poster session. Washington, D.C. March 21-22, 2018.   
     , 2018
  • Policy and Research Workshop: Rethinking Data Collection with Public Records Requests: Perspectives from the U.S. and Canada. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Montréal, Québec. August 12-15, 2017., 2017
  • Translating Sociological Methods to Marketable Skills: Practical Advice for Professionalization in Undergraduate Methods Instruction. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Montréal, Québec. August 12-15, 2017.
     , 2017
  • Coal Waste, Socioeconomic Change, and Environmental Inequality in Appalachia: Implications for a Just Transition in Coal Country. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Columbus, OH. July 28-30, 2017.
     , 2017

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Environmental Inequality, Rural Sociology, Spatial Analysis, Social Science Statistics, Survey Research Methods